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Nov 30, 2012 5:30pm PST
point of entry for many of those goods. the ports of los angeles and long beach, california. they are critical, because those ports handle about 39% of all the goods that arrive by ship. it came to about $200 billion worth this year. what's behind this strike? here's john blackstone in l.a. >> reporter: it began with 70 workers. now all 800 members of their union are on strike. but 10,000 other dock workers are refusing to cross the picket line. that has brought the normally busy port to a new stand still. geraldine knatz directs the port of los angeles. >> there's probably about a billion dollars worth of goods that come through this port everyday and we probably got about 900,000 or so people in the southland whose jobs are tied to the activity going through this port. >> reporter: the ports are clogged with 16 ships waiting to be unloaded. another six are anchored off the coast. >> if the ships are not working, the truckers are not working, the warehouse people are not working. it will ripple through the supply chain. >> reporter: it doesn't take much of a delay to cause problems f
CBS
Dec 3, 2012 5:30pm PST
traffic at the nation's two busiest seaports. the ports of los angeles and long beach shut down after a few dozen clerical workers walked off the job and dock workers refused to cross their picket line. bill whitaker has the latest. >> reporter: 11 huge cargo ships are stuck offshore, piled high with containers of food, toys, lumber. 14 others sit untouched at the docks. >> if you guys could start handing the fliers out. >> reporter: transporters, wholesalers and retailers are growing angst. ingrid lazcano, owner of andean dream, imports quinoa, popular right now in the u.s. her last shipment was diverted to mexico, another was diverted to chile. >> we have about $400,000 worth of merchandise at stake and our factory workers in bolivia can't make new merchandise until we figure out how we're going to handle the problem with getting these two containers in. >> reporter: fred johring owns golden state express trucking. his lot, usually empty, is filled with 20 parked trucks. each usually earns $500 to $600 a day at the ports. everyday you're losing how much? >> at least $4,000. >> reporte
CBS
Dec 27, 2012 5:30pm PST
port from texas to maine say they'll walk off the job on sunday. we asked anna werner to find out how a strike would hurt the u.s. economy. >> reporter: the port of houston handles 42 million tons of cargo every year. it extended its hours this week to try and get shipments in and out before a strike can bring the port to a standstill. jim gillis is vice president of gulf intermodal services, a container trucking company. >> we've seen a dramatic increase in volumes and congestion as a result. >> reporter: what happens if they can't get all the goods out of the port? >> you have containers being held in yards around the houston area, specifically, so you're going to see stores are going to have problems stocking. >> reporter: negotiations between the international longshoremen's union and the shipping companies are deadlocked over a proposal to cut royalties paid to 15,000 dock workers for each ton of cargo they move. a shutdown would affect 15 ports on the east and gulf coasts, including new york, baltimore, miami and houston. the ports handle nearly 50% of all oceangoing container shi
CBS
Dec 4, 2012 6:00am PST
close eye on a week lon strike at two southern california ports. 800 members at the port of los angeles and long beach have been working without a contract for two years. the clerks don't handle cargo but dock workers are refusing to cross picket lines forcing a shutdown of those terminals. the strike is costing the u.s. up to $1 billion a day and it could delay shipments of holiday gift merchandise. >>> president obama will host a group of governors today to talk about the upcoming "fiscal cliff." this is after they rejected a count proposal from congressional republicans. that plan promises to trim $2.2 trillion over 10 years and includes $900 billion in entitlement cuts, two-thirds of that from healthcare. it also offers $800 billion in new tax revenues but only if the money comes from tax reform and not from raising rates on the wealthy. and that's where the stalemate is stuck. >>> rates have to rise and republicans need to acknowledge that. that's the only way to get from here to there. >> the white house says the plans fails the balance test. tax hikes and spending cuts will autom
CBS
Dec 9, 2012 11:00pm PST
>>> one last step needed to end a labor dispute between the port of oakland and its union. the dockworkers have voted to ratify a new four year contract. last month the workers went on a strike that disrupted port operations. the tentative agreement includes a 2.5% cost of living rate. the contract goes to the board of port commissioners for approval. >>> it is not anything anyone would ever expect on a restaurant bill, three california women mortified about what they saw, the insult that has a server in hot water. >> shock and surprise for the city of vallejo, what was dug up during a dredging project, why it's considered a very good sign not only for the city but for the health of the napa river. >> shock and surprise two weeks from christmas and we had record highs in the bay area. now the warmest day of the week to come and the wentest day as eyewitness news continues on cbs5. ,, you won't take my life. you won't take our future. aids affects us all. even babies. chevron is working to stop mother-to-child transmission. our employees and their families are part of the fight.
CBS
Dec 9, 2012 6:30pm PST
needed to end a labor dispute between the port of oakland and its union. last month the workers went on a 24-hour strike that disrupted port operations. the tentative agreement includes a 2.5% cost of living increase range. the contract goes to the board of port commissioners for approval. >>> the man accused of kidnapping and killing sierra lamar will be arraigned on new charge said tomorrow. garcia-torres has been accused of three other attempted kidnappings. the incidents took place in 2009 all in safeway parking lots. >>> cal students are calling to a ban to the salvation army from campus after allegations of being insensitive to lesbians and transgenders surfaced online. university officials are considering a campus wide ban. the salvation army denies any kind of bias. >>> sad news out of the entertainment world. popular mexican american singer jenny rivera is believed dead after a jet carrying her and others crashed near mexico. rivera appeared in concert last night. she was born and raised in long beach. she was named billboard's mexican music artist of the year. >>> a vallejo ra
CBS
Dec 3, 2012 4:30am PST
loner vehicle and they will fix it for free. >>> contract talks between clerical workers at the ports of los angeles and long beach and shippers have resumed. today the strike enters its 7th day. clerical workers who have been without a contract for two years walked out last week bringing the ports of los angeles and long beach to a standstill. right now ships are being diverted to the port of oakland. the southern california ports are the busiest in the state taking in about $1 billion worth of goods a day. >>> time now is 4571. first video of the year now another honor for gangnam style. can't see that enough. >> plus politics and the performing arts at kennedy center honors. who was recognized last night. we'll tell you. >> hugh hefner will soon be off the market. when he plans to get married. ,, ,,,,,,,,,,,, >>> still quite a few clouds outside but no rain. we'll stay dry but there's a storm off the coast. when will that hit? we'll talk about that coming up. >> so far, so good on your bay area bridges this morning. no metering lights at the bay bridge and an easy ride on the golden g
CBS
Dec 28, 2012 7:00am PST
sunday the walk-out could affect ports from boston to houston. >>> for the second time this month a man has been pushed to his death in the path of a new york subway train. >> crazy people running the streets. >>> an uninvited guests slithered into a backyard in florida. >> somebody else got the shower on the sideline. >> jamal crawford who i think should be an all-star coming off the bench is dangerous. be still. >> and all that matters. >> hillary clinton plans to go back to work just in time for the new year. >> two reather than get angry and you show it you live a lot longer. >> he gives a speech about hitting the debt ceiling! i'd like to see if he could even count to 1 million much less 16.4 trillion! captioning funded by cbs >> it's friday welcome to "cbs this morning," everyone. i'm jeff glor with rebecca jar sis. charlie, gayle and norah are off. there are predictions but little progress in washington with a deadline for the fiscal cliff now just four days away. >> president obama meets later today with congressional leaders in one last effort to make a deal before the deadline
CBS
Dec 3, 2012 6:00am PST
clerical workers of the ports of los angeles and long beach and shippers have resumed. today the strike enters its 7th day. clerical workers who have been without a contract now for two years walked out on the job last week bringing the ports of l.a. and long beach to a standstill. right now, ships are being diverted to the port of oakland up our way. the southern california ports are the busiest in the state taking in about $1 billion worth of goods every day. they have to get that settled. >>> many north beach residents are not happy with muni's central subway decision. right now the $1.6 billion project is supposed to run from the south of market to stockton and washington streets. the plan would also require digging up a section of columbus avenue in north beach to extract equipment when the project is done. merchants and residents complain it will wreck the neighborhood and ruin business. a group of businesses has already filed a lawsuit over plans to dig the massive hole in north beach. stay tuned there. >> no kidding. >>> 6:15. let's check the roads. >> gianna is in for li
CBS
Dec 11, 2012 7:00am PST
everything is open now. >>> another executive quits his job at the port of oakland after an independent investigation into expenses charged to the port. the probe found dozens of employees put questionable charges on the port credit cards. >>> got your traffic and rain on the way coming up. ,, ,,,,,, >>> good morning. a live look at the bay bridge, it's backed up solidly through the may see this morning. there is a stall reported near the metering lights so that's not helping the commute about 20 to 25 minutes to get on the bay bridge. the nimitz 880 through oakland looks good towards downtown. and once again a dense fog advisory issued by chp for portions of eastern contra costa. >> patchy fog out there now out the door. watch out for that especially in some of the interior valleys. but yeah, looks like the 30s and 40s right now. by the afternoon, only in the 50s and 60s. increasing clouds chance of rain is on the way. [ laughter ] [ girl ] wow, you guys have it easy. i wish i had u-verse when i was your age. in my day, we didn't have these fancy wireless receivers. blah blah blah. if
CBS
Dec 4, 2012 6:00pm PST
station. >> on the 8th day of the port strike in southern california, new action to try to put an end to it. >> he's making cynical comments, like filthy comments. >> then the target worker got hit by a comedian the other slap in the face just hours after the video surfaced. when i take a picture of this check, it goes straight to the bank. oh. oh look the lion is out! no mommy no! don't worry honey, it only works on checks. deposit checks from your smartphone with chase quickdeposit. just snap a picture, hit send and done. take a step forward and chase what matters. ?f< oh, it's great! now i can brew my coffee just the way i love it. how do you do that? well, inside the brewer, there's this train that's powerful enough to carry more coffee and fresh water to make coffee that's stronger and bigger... and even hotter! actually, i just press this button. brew the coffee you love -- stronger, bigger, or hotter -- with the keurig vue. serve. but time could be running out for some fire stations in parts of contra costa county. >>> now at 6:30, they were built to protect and serve but time cou
CBS
Dec 4, 2012 5:00am PST
-long strike at two southern california ports. 800 members of the clerical union who work at the ports of los angeles and long beach had been working without a contract for more than two years. the clerks don't handle cargo but dock workers are refusing to cross picket lines forcing a shutdown of most terminals. experts estimate the strike is costing the u.s. up to $1 billion a day. and it could delay shipments of holiday gift merchandise. >>> there's a tentative contract agreement between port of oakland and union workers. two weeks ago, more than 500 members of seiu local 1021 went on strike. they had been at the bargaining table for 16 months. details of the agreement will be released when the contract is voted on tomorrow. >>> president obama will host a group of governors today to talk about the "fiscal cliff" after he rejected a counterproposal from congressional republicans. that plan promised to trim $2.2 trillion over the next 10 years and cuts from entitlements and billions in new tax revenues only from tax reform. and not in raising rates on the wealthy. and that's the
CBS
Dec 11, 2012 5:00am PST
garcia- torres' car. >>> another top executive at the port of oakland is out. james kwon is quitting effective this month but will stay on as an advisor until his replacement is found. he allegedly billed strip club charges to the port on two occasions and the audit found questionable expenses by dozens of port employees and commissioners. the executive director omar benjamin retired after the audit. >>> in a few hours, search crews in vallejo will deploy' so for video camera to try to find a missing man of the officials think 77-year-old phillip mattingly of fair oaks may have fallen into the mare island strait last seen saturday afternoon working on a tugboat on the eastshore of the island. divers and coast guard boats have searched the waters but have found nothing. >>> today contra costa county leaders will debate scaling backfire service. supervisors are considering closing as many as four stations. the proposed closures come after voters failed to pass measure q a partial tax to fund the fire services. >>> let's check the weather. >> snow around the bay area? and rain? >> yes.
CBS
Dec 4, 2012 4:30am PST
on this tuesday, the port of oakland and union workers have reached a tentative contract agreement. two weeks ago more than 500 members of the seiu local 1021 went on strike. both sides have been at the bargaining table for 16 months. details of the agreement will be released when the contract is voted on tomorrow. >>> the contra costa county fire protection district will hold a special meeting to consider a cost-cutting service reduction plan. among the actions being considered the closure of some fire stations. the district had to cut back after measure q failed to get a two-thirds majority in the election last month call for a parcel tax to fund fire services. >>> capitol hill lawmakers now have just four weeks to agree on a budget solution and judging from the rhetoric on both sides, they are getting nowhere. here's susan mcginnis with more on today's scheduled talks and the latest proposal from republicans. >>> reporter: governors from six states are headed here to washington today to tell president obama their thoughts on the "fiscal cliff." the bipartisan group says both sid
CBS
Dec 7, 2012 12:00pm PST
holes in the port side. fortunately we had an outstanding crew on that ship. >> reporter: he is one of only a few of them left. he's 92 years old but his memories are as sharp as ever. he attended this memorial service on coast guard island this morning. and we sat down to talk about the darkest moments of that day. >> and what i did i would grab the sailors hair and pull it just as hard as i could. if i got a moan, a groan or a sign of life, i would take him out to the other group of sailors to get him medical help. because i didn't have time to take out dead bodies. and there were a lot of them. >> reporter: more than 100 people died on the uss west virginia, but not roshkel. >> those bullets are terrible. they'll kill you. and so i had to dive off the bow of the ship to keep from being killed. >> reporter: for months his family thought he was dead. his mother died not knowing he had surviveed. i asked him what he wants history to take away from pearl harbor. first he advises everyone to pay attention to disaster drills. second. >> what you have to do is find another way than war
CBS
Dec 9, 2012 7:30am PST
no one was hurt. >>> union workers at the port of oakland have voted to ratify a new contract. >> more than 200 people went out on strike last month, disrupting operations at the port. electricians, security personnel and janitors now have approved a contract that includes a 2.5% cost of living raise in 2013 and 2014. the board of port commissioners still has to approve the deal, however. >>> and a north bay oyster company is fighting an eviction order by the federal government. a 40-year agreement between the park service and drinks bay oyster company expired last month. the park service says the company's operations threaten endangered species in the area. but now the owners have filed a complaint in court saying the interior department's denial of a permit extension violates federal law. but meanwhile, oysters are turning up in a surprisingly new place. >> about a hundred of them were discovered in the vallejo municipal arena. as don ford tells us, it is a sign the ecosystem there is starting to recover. >> reporter: the city of vallejo was dredging their public marina when
CBS
Dec 5, 2012 4:00am PST
largest port complex. workers are expected to return to work this morning. clerks at the ports of los angeles and long beach, california had been on strike for eight days. the deal was reached hours after federal mediators entered the talk. the port handles a billion dollars worth of cargo a day. >> the flu season has gotten off to an early jump. and in one county in tennessee, closing classes for the rest of the week. this year's strain of the virus is more severe. >> reporter: if you haven't had your flu shot yet, now is the time. health officials say this is the earliest start of the flu season in nearly a decade. centers for disease control says alabama, louisiana, mississippi, tennessee and texas are all reporting higher than normal cases. >> we usually see flu begin to have an uptick in about four to six weeks from now. so seeing it this early could will predict not only a longer but a more severe flu season. >> federal health officials say the most common strain this year tends to make people sicker than usual but they are encouraged because this year's vaccine seems to protect
CBS
Dec 5, 2012 4:30am PST
. >>> 4:57 right now. mission accomplished. the deal reached to end the l.a. port strike. >> a violent night in the east bay. a bicyclist killed outside a berkeley middle school. we'll have a live update from the scene. >> how much rain you can expect on the way to work this morning. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,, >> your realtime captioner: linda marie macdonald we're live in berkeley where officers are investigating a murder after a cyclist was fatally shot outside a middle school. >> and get out the sandbags. north bay businesses ready themselves for the rain what to expect for your morning commute. >> and storm clouds moving in again, rain is picking up. how long will it last? we'll talk about that coming up. >> and we have a traffic alert in redwood city, also a trouble spot as you work your way through oakland. details on that in minutes. >>> good morning, everyone. it's wednesday, december 5. i'm michelle griego. >> much, day. hi, everyone. i'm frank mallicoat. it's 5:00. >>> a developing story out
CBS
Dec 17, 2012 4:30am PST
, employees at major ports back east and in the gulf coast could soon be on strike. the international longshoreman's association is calling for that action if a deal on a new contract is not reached soon. a walkout by 15,000 dock workers would hold billions of dollars worth of imported goods. >>> and thousands of bay area nurses plan to walk off the job on christmas eve. a spokesman for the california nurses association says it will be a one-day strike, the 8th since september 2011. it will affect seven sutter hospitals in san francisco and two others in san jose. they are add odds over benefits and staffing. >>> they are installing different piping at the richmond refinery to prevent fires. according to the "san francisco chronicle," this kind of piping is made to resist the type of corrosion that's believed to have caused the august fire at chevron. officials tests on the fire are not complete. >>> later this week, state regulators are expected to approve a pg&e plan aimed at improving its pipeline safety guidelines. it is all in response to the explosion of a pg&e pipeline that kil
CBS
Dec 5, 2012 6:00am PST
/weather. >>> it is 6:07 now. work will resume at the nation's largest port complex after a nine-day strike. negotiators finally reached an agreement to end the strike late last night. the details have not been released. and it still needs to be ratified by the union. workers were frustrated about employers outsourcing jobs. the strike shut down 10 of the 14 cargo container terminals at the nation's busiest seaport complex in l.a. >> want to get cargo moved throughout this supply chain and the country and get everybody those christmas presents that they are looking for in those stores. >> clerical workers who have been without a contract for two years walked out on the job more than two weeks ago and thousands of longshoremen refused to cross that picket line. >>> the man accused of kidnapping and sexually assaulting a 16-year-old at risk girl is expected to make his first court appearance today. 36-year-old gary atkinson faces multiple charges including kidnapping and rape. the victim is a 16-year-old girl with autism who functions as a 7-year-old. >> this is by far one of the most
CBS
Dec 25, 2012 1:35am PST
christmas eve. it was the same story for dozens who were supposed to pick up pass ports today. some had confirmation numbers. >> extremely frustrating and disappointing that i'm not going to be able to see them, not for my wife's birthday or my daughter for christmas. >> reporter: the passport agency was supposed to be open today, but in a last-minute decision on friday, the president declared christmas eve a federal hold. federal workers had complained that he should show some holiday cheer since they had not had a salary increase since 2009. >> do you expect someone to come out here now? >> no. i respect that the president wants to give people a vacation. i just wish they would plan it a little bit. >> reporter: for jeffrey, it's not just an inconvenience. he was hoping to see his mother- in-law in germany before her open heart surgery. most gave up. but for a handful of people who had a life-or-death situation, they were able to get a new passport. >> you can see it. there it is. >> reporter: there are three passport agencies in california and our understanding is that only in san fr
CBS
Dec 7, 2012 5:00am PST
a fire at the port, an intense sulfur like order forced people to wear face masks around the city as well. and the death toll from a typhoon in the philippines exceeded 400 people. most of them lived in the steep valley in the south of the country. flooding and wind were so severe in places people thought were safe turned up not to be safe. that includes two emergency shelters that were just swept away. it hit tuesday with winds over 170 miles per hour. it's now weakening in the south china sea. >>> u.s. secretary of state hillary clinton just announced the u.s. and russia have reached an agreement in hopes of ending the civil war in syria. clinton has been meeting with the foreign minister and united nations mediator. the deal calls for mediation effort for all parties in syria to bring about a political transition there. syrian president bashar assad must leave power to ensure a democratic future for the country. >>> u.s. stock futures dropped in light traded overnight as investors awaited the november jobs report. >>> it's just out showing the unemployment rate fell to a four year
CBS
Dec 7, 2012 4:00am PST
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CBS
Dec 11, 2012 6:00am PST
her children. >>> another port of oakland executive is on the way out. maritime director james kwon is quitting later this month. but he will stay on as an advisor until his had replacement is hired. an audit showed he used credit cards for strip clubs on two occasions. the port's executive director omar benjamin retired after the audit became public. >>> 6:36. let's check weather with meteorologist lawrence karnow. >> let's do that. we have a little rain and some snow. >> maybe a little snow across the mountains. it's starting out quiet and chilly. out the door we are seeing a little fog in some of the north bay valleys so watch out for that. visibilities down to a quarter mile in the santa rosa area. fog will break up. sunshine and clouds move in later on. out over the bay looking like a beautiful start to the day outside. but we're likely to see clouds fill the skies later on. 39 degrees and chilly in concord. 38 in santa rosa with the fog. 45 in san jose. and 47 degrees in san francisco. in the afternoon temperatures in the 60s in the south bay cooler than yesterday. east bay numbe
CBS
Dec 5, 2012 5:00am PST
the nation's largest port complex after a nine-day strike. negotiators reached an agreement to end the strike late last night. the details have not been released and it still needs to be ratified by union members. union workers were frustrated about employers outsourcing jobs. the strike shut down 10 of 14 cargo container terminals at the nation's busiest seaport complex in l.a. >> going to get cargo moved throughout the supply chain in the country and get everybody those christmas presents that they are looking for in those stores. >> clerical workers who have been without a contract for two years walked out on the job more than a week ago and thousands of longshoremen refused to cross the picket lines. >>> it is 5:08. contra costa county's board of supervisors have delayed a vote on whether to shut down four of their fire stations. if approved, stations in the cities of walnut creek, clayton, martinez and lafayette would all close january 1. the county's top fire official recommended the closures saying a loss of property taxes and failed tax measure in november caused the distri
CBS
Dec 3, 2012 5:00am PST
clerical work at the ports of los angeles and long beach. the strike enters its 7th day today dramatically slowing traffic at the nation's busiest cargo complex. dock workers refuse to cross the picket lines. the clerical workers say management has been outsourcing their work. >>> and delta airlines is looking to buy a 49% stake in virgin atlantic airlines. now owned by singapore airlines. some 51% of virgin atlantic is owned by richard branson. virgin is the second biggest airline at london's heathrow airport. a delta partnership would allow delta to expand its london-to- new york flight. that would be a big move for delta. >> if you work at toys 'r us, they will get more money but may stay open through christmas. >> the times square toys 'r us store will be open for 543 hours in a row starting yesterday morning and will be going on until christmas eve. the 24-hour shopping marathon is of course the latest effort by a retailer to squeeze every last dime in that still shaky economy we are seeing now. what i feel bad for those employees are the shoppers come in at 3 a.m. to rid
CBS
Dec 2, 2012 11:00pm PST
remainer of the roadway remains in jeopardy as there is nothing underneath sup porting the pavement. >> within a few minutes the cracks, big pieces of asphalt, going, sliding down the hills. >> she lives so close to the road there were several lost trees in the collapse as debris rolled downhill. >> you can see the whole road is undermined. a lot of water flowing through. we lost half of the road. >> he caught some of the early damage on his phone. the rain overnight was very heavy. some came out to get a look, concerned about the impact of the road closure my lived here almost half my life and never seen this before. in the younger days we went to school here. >> unusual. >> it is. it is. it is, wow. >> the river staid within its banks near the covered bridge. an area that is flooded. >> residents were watching the river carefully. >> it rained hard last night. came up high. pretty good storm. and signs of norm alsoy after the rains as ed finally went out for a walk. >> it was woring down. off and on. when it was not it was raining harder. >> the county road crews will be here in t
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Dec 30, 2012 7:30am PST
jose. that fire began at 11:00 last night on bridge port court on the city's west side. this san jose fire department put out that fire then discovered the bodies of a man, woman and child. three other people including the officer who rescued one of the people who were injured were hospitalized with smoke inhalation. that fire displaced 56 people from the building. investigators are still looking into the cause. what you're looking at here are pictures from a fire yesterday in the mission district that left more than three dozen people homeless. this is in san francisco. it ripped through several apartment buildings. that fire broke out just after 9:30 yesterday morning on 23rd street, quickly spread to the near by buildings. firefighters worked for almost 2 the hours to contain it. 5 unit buildings were involved. three of them appear to be a total loss. no one was injured. the red cross is helping people forced out of their homes. they're opening up a center today for those people. >>> police announced the arrest of three more suspects in the murder of a man. raveesh kumar kumra
CBS
Dec 4, 2012 7:00am PST
loss. >>> and there's a tentative contract deal now with the port of oakland. the deal is for the union that went on strike last month. ratification expected tomorrow. >>> traffic and weather coming up right after the break. stay right there. what's that? when i take a picture of this check, it goes straight to the bank. oh. oh look the lion is out! no mommy no! don't worry honey, it only works on checks. deposit checks from your smartphone with chase quickdeposit. just snap a picture, hit send and done. take a step forward and chase what matters. >>> good morning. metering lights are on at the bay bridge toll plaza. we are seeing stop and go conditions backed up to the maze. elsewhere, once you get past this trouble, you have troubles on the upper deck. we have a stalled vehicle stuck in lanes at treasure island into san francisco. also eastbound 80 in gilman an accident in lanes westbound slow anyway along the eastshore freeway out of richmond. and highway 1 at 35 an accident on the northbound side of highway 1 and it is blocking lanes. that's a look at your morning drive. here'
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Dec 10, 2012 4:30am PST
end the labor dispute between the port of oakland and its union. they have ratified a new four year contract. and it goes to the board for approval. the tentative agreement includes a 2 .5% cost of living raise. the workers went on a 24 hour strike that disrupted port operations. >>> it has been a brisk holiday shopping season this far and it's time to ship the gifts. fedex gearing up for its busiest day of the year. 19million packages are expected to be shipped. most of the increase in shipment is because of a jump in online holiday orders. >> that reminds me i have a lot to ship out. >>> president obama and house speaker john boehner met one on one yesterday. are they any closer to a deal on the fiscal cliff. >>> and dr. j's the center of the royal hoax break their silence. >>> and hoveling villagers -- and how villagers in india help rescue this massive elephant. this holiday, share everything. share "not even close." share "you owe me..." share "just right." the share everything plan. shareable data across 10 devices with unlimited talk and text. get a droid incredible 4g lte by
CBS
Dec 17, 2012 12:00pm PST
. drones, unmanned aircraft, are used by the department of homeland security to watch over u.s. ports and international borders. the fbi and about a dozen police and sheriff's departments also have them but critics say that the drones are an invasion of privacy. >>> coming up, they jumped into action to save the life of a baby born on the streets of san francisco. >> those two police officers are being hailed as heroes. they share their emotional stories coming up. >> and a breakthrough in the "fiscal cliff" face-off. which side seems to be giving in as they work toward a compromise. >> not a big storm but a soggy start to the day. things are going to start to clear out. we could be in for a cold night. we'll talk about that coming up. ,, ,,,,,,,,,,,,,, may avoid the dreaded "fisc cliff." president obama and house speaker >>> well, the nation's capital, there's a soon of hope that we may not step off the "fiscal cliff." president obama and house speaker john boehner have been discussing a new deal this morning. they met for about 45 minutes. boehner offered a new plan in which taxes o
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Dec 11, 2012 4:30am PST
until i see them looking stressed. >> none of the 152 passengers on board was injured but a flight attendant was treated for burning eyes and an irritated throat. the cause of the smell is being investigated. >>> another port of oakland executive is on his way out because of an expensive account problem. maritime director james kwon is quitting effective this month but will stay on as an advisor until hills replacement is hired. an audit also found questionable expenses by other employees and commissioners. >>> search crews in vallejo plan to use sonar to find a missing man. they believe a 77-year-old man fell into the mare island straits. he was last seen saturday afternoon working on a tugboat on the eastshore of mare island. since then divers and coast guard has searched the waters but found nothing. >>> this afternoon contra costa county board of supervisors will take up a proposal to close as many as four fire stations. this follows the failure of a parcel tax that didn't get voter support. there is a $3 million shortfall so stations could shut down in walnut creek, clayton, m
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Dec 28, 2012 5:00am PST
royalties paid to workers for each ton of cargo they move. a shutdown would impact 15 ports along the east coast and the gulf and officials estimate it will cost $1 billion a day. >>> 5:03. let's check traffic and weather. we had a break yesterday but i guess rain is coming back. >> it's all gone. >> hello. >> it didn't last very long. we got rain heading towards the bay area and you can see that low. it's right there. so it hasn't quite hit the bay area yet. but by later on this afternoon, that's when we're going to see light showers and it's going to quickly spread all across the bay area, continuing to tomorrow morning. so it's on approach right now and you can see those showers. bring an umbrella if you are heading outside at all today. so again you won't need it for this morning. the only thing we're talking about are all these cold temperatures. very chilly. fairfield 34 degrees. san francisco in the 40s. it's going to be a cold day this afternoon. temperatures sightly below what we saw yesterday, 54 in oakland, 51 in san rafael, 52 in santa rosa. so you got the idea. just a col
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Dec 28, 2012 4:00am PST
estimated $7 billion of trade in february and january. >>> a potential strike by dockworkers could cost the nation's economy billions. more than 14 longshoremen are threatening to whack off the job on sunday. a walk-off could shut ports down from boston to houston. they move more than 1,400 million tons a year. >>> seaworld is known for its water shows and killer whales. iter and $80 million during the first nine months of this year. seaworld's other properties include two busch garden parks and sesame place in pennsylvania. duarte? erica ferrar. >>> thanks erica. straight ahead, your weather and in sports dwyane wade gets hit where it counts, in the wallet. this ill-advised attack on this player. >>> here's a look at today's ♪ aww man. [ male announcer ] returns are easy with free pickup from the u.s. postal service. we'll even drop off boxes if you need them. visit usps.com pay, print, and have it picked up for free. any time of year. ♪ nice sweater. thank you. ♪ >>> here's a look at today's forecast in some cities around the country. new york, mostly sunny, 39 degrees. miami, mostl
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Dec 3, 2012 4:00am PST
the strike by clerical workers at the ports of los angeles and long beach. the strike enters it's seventh day today, slowing traffic at the nation's busiest cargo complex. dock workers are refusing to cross the picket lines. clerical workers said management has been outsourcing their work. delta airlines is looking to buy 49% stake in virgin airlines owned by singapore airlines. 51% of virgin atlantic is owned by richard branson. virgin is the second biggest airline at london's heathrow airport. it would allow delta to expand its london to new york flights. carbon pollution went up sharply last year. a new study said the world's nations pumped more than 38 billion tons of carbon dioxide into the air. that's a billion more tons than china tops the list as the biggest polluter. the u.s. and germany are the only countries that reduced their emission. and the twilight saga "breaking dawn part ii" still rules at the box office. the vampire flick took top honors for the third week in a row bringing in $17.4 million. "skyfall" came in a very close second with $17 million and in third pla
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Dec 7, 2012 5:00pm PST
out. the shift began to lift, had great big holes on port side. >> he was there on the day that lives in infamy. a local pearl harbor survivor gives his account of what happened on the day the japanese attacked. >>> plus, a rare salmon siting in the east bay. they haven't been seen there in 50 years. what's bringing the fish back to that area. ,, ,, [ crickets chirping ] [ traffic passing ] ♪ [ music box: lullaby ] [ man on tv, indistinct ] ♪ [ lullaby continues ] [ baby coos ] [ man announcing ] millions are still exposed to the dangers... of secondhand smoke... and some of them can't do anything about it. ♪ [ continues ] [ gasping ] marked the 71-st anniversarf >>> a moment of silence then followed by afullyover. pearl harbor survivors and their families mark the 71st anniversary of the surprise attack. about 30 survivors, many using walkers anagens attended the commemoration in hawaii. the attack killed 2,400 people and launched the u.s. into world war ii. a sailor found himself on battleship west virginia december 7th, 1941. he vat down with cbs 5 reporter ann makovec
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Dec 16, 2012 11:00pm PST
! martinelli's: since 1868. proposal to declare the cit a "no drone zone." drones are used by the department of homeland secu >>> the debate over surveillance drones moves to berkeley. the city will be declared a no drone zone. it it is used by homeland security to watch over ports and international borders. the fbi and a dozen police and sheriff's departments have them. some people complain the drones are an invasion of privacy. we'll be right back. -what's up? i'm chris. -and i'm erik. both: we're the fruit guys! back in 1998, we had this idea to deliver fresh fruit to offices in downtown san francisco. we built these wooden crates, filled these with fruit in my one-bedroom apartment. the fruit guys has been with bank of america since they first started. we work with them to help them grow and succeed. we're coming up on 50 employees and delivering to thousands of companies every week. i would definitely say this is a fruitful business. the latest adventure in the "lord of the rings" saga pr to be magical at the box of this weekend. the hobbit raked in a whoppg 84- million dollars. rise of th
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Dec 10, 2012 5:00am PST
decide whether to -- port of oakland, to decide whether to accept the contract. it includes a 2.5% cost of living raise. last month they went on a 24 hour strike which disrupted operations. >>> fedex is anticipating its biggest shipping day of the year. the company expects to handle a record number of packages due in part to a big jump in online holiday orders. cate cauguiran is in san francisco with more on the massive volume expected today. all of us wanted to give you our packages to send. >>> i know, i was not going to take orders from you guys. i know you can easily take them to this fedex location, one of 1800 in the country where it's expected to be busy. i'm told employees will start showing up here in the next half hour and then the morning sort begin. nationwide, though, more than 320,000 employees will be hard at work across the country. they will be processing about get this, 200 packages per second. these are all of your holiday gifts that fedex is working get to its destination, and every year the amount of packages shipped breaks last year's record. on its peak day last y
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Dec 17, 2012 5:00am PST
. ports and international borders. the fbi and about a dozen police and sheriff's departments also have them. critics say the drones are an invasion of privacy. >>> a pleasant surprise for people parking in san francisco. in fact, it maybe unprecedented! the city's newer sfpark meters charge less on average than the old models. the 7,000 newer devices set rates based on demand and since their installation last year, average hourly rates have dropped by 14 cents. 17% of those meters offer hourly rates of a dollar or less. >>> 5:51. ecuador on high alert after several volcano eruptions. >> and the duchess dazzles. kate middleton makes her first public appearance since leaving the hospital. ,, ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, >>> weak storm sliding through the bay area, a stronger line in the north bay through american canyon toward vallejo. more on your weather coming up. >> and we have lots of brake lights in sunnyvale north 101 at mathilda. two right lanes shut down for an injury accident. expect delays as you work your way through there. traffic and weather together every 10 minutes. >>> ecuador
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Dec 19, 2012 5:00am PST
watch over u.s. ports and borders. the fbi and a dozen police and sheriff's departments have them. critics say the drones are an invasion of privacy. the council decided to send the issue back for a review. they will revisit the matter next year. >>> time now 10 minutes after 5:00. who is to blame for the benghazi attack? the scathing new report just released. >> and how about a plan c? what democrats are saying about speaker john boehner as latest "fiscal cliff" offer. >> and it's become a worldwide hit. how this gangnam style spoof is helping to raise money for a good cause. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,, ♪ i must have the wrong house. sister? we missed you. they waited up all night for you, you know. it's a long way from west africa. ahh...coffee. [ inhales deeply ] he's here. i brought you something. [ chuckles ] really? ♪ [ chuckles ] what are you doing? you're my present this year. ♪ the best part of wakin' up ♪ is folgers in your cup british troops in afghanist are joining in the gangnam craze. soldiers from 21 engr regiment released this vide- "afghan style"-- a spoof of an rapper
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Dec 29, 2012 5:00am PST
straight day of losses for the dow, the longest losing streak since july. for the week the dow lost almost 2%. the nasdaq and the s&p 500 were also down as well. >>> a threatened strike by dockworkers that would have closed east coast and gulf coast ports has been averted at least for a couple of weeks. more than 14,000 longshoremen agreed to hold off until february. the walkout was set for tomorrow and would have bottled up billions of dollars of cargo. >>> the senate has approved a $60 billion aid package for victims of hurricane sandy. the democratic backed measure passed on a 62-32 vote on friday. the bill face answer uncertain future, however, in the house where republican leaders appear to be reluctant to move on a big spending bill until a fiscal cliff issue has been resolved. >>> and former president george h.w. bush is still in intensive care this morning. he's being treated for a fever following a bronc kai it is-related cough. a spokesman for family says he continues to improve and the doctors are cautiously optimistic about his recovery. he's been hospitalized for one month. he
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Dec 8, 2012 5:00am PST
night they beat port allegheny 44-12 for it's 62nd consecutive win. that's the longest winning streak in the nation for a high school football team and if clarendon wins the state championship it will be their fourth consecutive title. >>> and it's about four after the hour. time for another check of the weather. is. >>> thank you so much. now things are really heating up. we're looking at a closer look at the northeast and the midwest. it's been crazy all throughout. as you can see highlighted in blue snow across the great lakes. we're more concerned with rain the wet stuff across much of the area from maine down in towards little rock. you can see highlighted in green that's what we expect this weekend. in term of rainfall totals about a quarter of an inch to half an inch. isolated areas one to two inches. that's a look at your national forecast. here's a look at the weather closer to your area for this weekend. >>> this weather segment sponsored by macy's. >>> all right. we'll send things back to you. >>> in 2009 cuba's government arrest ad maryland man who was working there for th
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Dec 27, 2012 7:00am PST
shut down 14 ports from texas to massachusetts for the first time in 35 years. it would affect tens of billions of dollars worth of merchandise bringing east coast imports to a halt. >>> the the "wall street journal" says home prices have hit a milestone, on track for their first year-to-year gain since 2006. the strongest performance since the housing bust. home prices rose 4.3% in october compared to a year ago but they were down in new york city and chicago. they're up nearly 7% overall this year. >> maybe a buying opportunity in new york city and chicago. >>> britain's "guardian" reports syria's military police chief defected from the army and declared his support for the rebels. he was shown making a statement on arab tv saying he's joining the people's revolution. he also claimed syria's army has committed massacres against the unarmed population. >>> also "the independent" the comet of the century is due to pass earth next year it could be the brightest comet seen in generations, even brighter than the full moon. >> even >>> all right. and we got police have plenty of clouds
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Dec 6, 2012 7:00am PST
started last month and already the boats are not leaving port. crabbers are on strike today in the dispute over prices. they were getting $3 a pound but the demand is dropping and fish brokers may cut the price down to $1.80. >>> san francisco supervisors are considering a pilot program to allow some police officers to carry tasers. a board committee meets about this, this morning. the coalition on homelessness plans to protest by the way. it says the introduction of tasers increases deaths at the hands of cops. >>> san jose police are asking for witnesses on a deadly hit- and-run accident last night on the east side at white and quimby. police say a van or suv struck a man who was crossing the street. the victim died at the hospital. san jose police would love to hear from you if you have any information. >>> traffic and weather coming up. >>> good morning. lots of company on our bay area bridges it morning. brake lights at the bay bridge toll plaza. metering lights are on backed up to the maze. richmond/san rafael bridge, acciden in lanes to marin county metal debris in lanes cau
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Dec 28, 2012 6:00am PST
month. >>> a potential dock worker strike is possible on the east and gulf coast which threatens to cost the nation's economy billions. more than 14,000 longshoremen are ready to walk off the job sunday. a strike would shut ports from boston to houston. those ports move as much as 100 million tons of goods each year including everything from flat screen tvs, sneaker and snow shovels. >>> the housing market shows new signs of rebounding. the commerce department says sales of new homes increased by about 4.5% in november from the month before. that's the fastest pace in two years. >>> and that's your moneywatch. for more, stay with cbsmoneywatch.com. back to you. >> thank you. >>> with all the snow falling in the sierra, avalanche concerns are on the minds of many after two people died at resorts this week. cbs reporter neda iranpour asks, what's being done to keep skiers safe? >> reporter: it's one of the snowiest decembers here at northstar ski resort during one of the busiest weeks. >> i love snow. it's really cool because it's all fluffy and soft. >> the conditions are amazing, we
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Dec 12, 2012 4:30am PST
states. the survey from glass door also says facebook is tied with southwest airlines as the most improved companies. other bay area companies on the list including riverbed technology, google, chevron, and linkedin. >>> crab fishermen are sailing out of port this morning. crabbers will head out of san francisco, half moon bay and bodega bay. they went on strike after wholesalers tried to pay them less than $3 a pound. strike meant there was little fresh dungeness crab left in stores and restaurants. >>> prices lower a little bit, get a lot of fresh dungeness crab. hopefully more people can come into the restaurant and come down and enjoy the crab in the holiday season. >> dungeness should be back in stores and on menus tomorrow or friday at the very latest. some other bay area headlines on this wednesday, some brazen burglars in walnut creek helping themselves to the contents of this macy's jewelry counter. they smashed their way into the store overnight on tuesday and ransacked the entire department. no word on how much they got away with. >>> and san francisco supervisors get s
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Dec 6, 2012 4:30am PST
. >>> 4:37. crab season has come to an abrupt halt off the coast in the bay area. cbs 5 reporter anne makovec here in san francisco now where crab boats are still sitting in port this morning. >> reporter: good morning. they are docked here at fisherman's wharf. normally they would be very busy out there catching crab. they are on strike right now and this is all over a dispute about the price of dungeness crab. the season opened back in mid- november and the problems started on sunday when crabbers heard that fish brokers were going to drop the price of wholesale crap from $3 a pound, which they had agreed upon, to as low as $1.80. brokers say that after thanksgiving, demand for dungeness dropped and they are trying to balance supply and demand. the crab boats are idle. supply is dropping. some retailers report they have no crab left. so we'll see how long this strike lasts. right now, it is affecting three areas of california. the san francisco bay, half moon bay and bodega bay, as well. live on fisherman's wharf, anne makovec, cbs 5. >>> new this morning, the duchess of cambridge h
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Dec 6, 2012 5:00am PST
for the 2014 nfl football season >>> crab season came to an abrupt halt off the bay area coast. cbs 5 reporter anne makovec is in san francisco, where crab boats are sitting in port this morning. >> reporter: they are idle right now in what's supposed to be the height of the crab fishing season because there is a strike. it's in dispute over price. this is something we saw last year, as well. the season opened back in mid- november and everything looked positive at that time. the problem started on sunday when crabbers heard that fish brokers were going to drop the price of wholesale crab from $3 a pound which they agreed upon down to $1.80. demand after thanksgiving dropped and they are trying to balance supply and demand. now that boats are idle supply is dropping. so we'll have to see when that balance out. some retailers say they have no crab in their tanks right now others are running very, very low. the bays that are taking part in this strike right now fisherman's union here in san francisco, bodega bay and half moon bay. live on fisherman's wharf anne makovec, cbs 5. >>> new t
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Dec 9, 2012 5:30pm PST
four year contract. last month, the workers went on a 24 hour strike disrupted port operations. tentative agreement includes a 2.5% cost of living raise. the contract goes to the board of port commissioners for approval. >>> they lined up to say i do. the crowd said today, taking advantage of legalized same-sex marriage. >> and don't fret the holiday shopping. how one retail giant is taking the stress out of the christmas countdown. >>> what an amazing day today? from the cbs 5 weather center, the temperatures topping out in the 70s. the day this week that will come out to be the warmest and the one that will be the wettest. as "eyewitness news" continues right here on cbs 5. ,, for over 60,000 california foster children, the holidays can be an especially difficult time. everything's different now. sometimes i feel all alone. christmas used to be my favorite. i just don't expect anything. what if santa can't find me? to help, sleep train is holding a secret santa toy drive. bring your gift to any sleep train, and help keep the spirit of the holidays alive. not everyone can be a
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Dec 6, 2012 6:00am PST
beam. check it out. the team says the stadium project is still on time and should be open for the 2014 nfl season. >>> crab season has come to an abrupt halt off the bay area coast. cbs 5 reporter anne makovec is at fisherman's wharf in san francisco where crab boats are sitting in port this morning not good for crab lovers, anne. >> reporter: no. but, you know, who it is good for? crabs. the cages that normally trap them are idle on the boats here behind me because of a strike that's going on now. it's all a dispute over price and comes down to the simple laws of economics. now, the season started back in mid-november. everything was going very well until sunday when crabbers heard that fish brokers were planning to drop the price of wholesale crab from $3 a pound, which they had agreed upon, to as low as $1.80 a pound. brokers say that's because after thanksgiving, demand for dungeness dropped and they are trying to balance supply and demand. well, now that crab boats are idle, supply is dropping. in fact, some retailers say they have no crabs left in their tank and we'll see ho
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